Ravens vs. Colts: Players with something to gain by position group
Defensive Line: Zach Sieler, Bronson Kaufusi
Where ever you put Bronson Kaufusi, he has a tough path towards a roster spot. Kaufusi got hurt in his rookie season, did nothing last season and has looked unimpressive this preseason. At some point, every player who makes the team has to show us something. If Kaufusi shows us anything, it may actually be the first true sign of life in his career.
Zach Sieler is an impressive rookie, and it would be nice for Ozzie Newsome’s last pick to be on the active roster. The upper body strength that Sieler has is just awesome and he has a real argument for making this team. The Ravens have so many space eaters, but Sieler may be able to give them more. He gets so much push, that the Ravens are going to have a tough time cutting him. Sieler has to force the issue with great play.
Linebacker: Kamalei Correa, Albert McClellan
Kamalei Correa started the preseason with a fury. He had three sacks and an interception. If it was not for Lamar Jackson giving us an entire second half to dissect, Correa would have been the one standout headline of the Hall of Fame Game. Correa is still on the roster bubble however. The Ravens moved him to his natural position, but that’s the most crowded part of the depth chart. Albert McCllellan has been here a while, but he doesn’t really offer Baltimore much at this point. C.J. Mosley, Kenny Young and Pat Onwuasor have it covered.
Secondary: DeShon Elliott, Stanley Jean-Baptiste
The Ravens have six cornerbacks who pretty much have their ticket to the 53 man roster. The Ravens are keeping Jimmy Smith, Marlon Humphrey, Tavon Young, Maurice Cannady, Brandon Carr and Anthony Averett. Stanley Jean-Baptiste is the likely odd man out, which means he has to show off for other teams as much as he does the Baltimore Ravens.
DeShon Elliott should make the roster, however it is pretty tight. He could use a standout performance on Monday Night Football. He’s close to a lock, but it isn’t a promise with the hardest 53 man roster decisions the Ravens have been faced with in recent memory.